Disability Discrimination & Accommodation
Bluestone Law Fights to Protect the Rights of Workers with Disabilities
When it comes to workers with disabilities, employers have two basic legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). First, discrimination because of a physical or mental disability, or a medical condition, is illegal. Employers cannot demote, terminate, fail to promote or otherwise treat employees differently because of a disability. Second, employers have a duty to engage in a timely, good faith interactive process to determine the reasonable workplace accommodations available to accommodate a disability that allows an employee to perform his or her job duties.
At Bluestone Law, we are committed to fighting for the rights of employees with disabilities. Our employment law attorneys are fluent in the language of the FEHA and ADA and other laws and regulations that govern the ways in which individuals with disabilities should be accommodated and treated in the workplace. We can help you get what you deserve — and what you’re entitled to — under the law.
Employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations from their employers that allow them to perform their job duties, notwithstanding any disability. Employers that have knowledge of an employee’s disability have a duty to engage in a timely, good faith “interactive process” with an employee to determine what reasonable accommodations are available that will allow an employee to perform his or her job duties.
Examples of reasonable accommodations include granting the employee an adjusted work schedule, making reasonable changes to job duties, providing appropriate technology or equipment that would help the employee complete his or her essential tasks, allowing for a finite leave of absence to help that individual recover from a medical condition, and more.